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Re: [vox-tech] no boot on G4 laptop



We tried resetting the PRAM.  No luck.  Oh well.

My friend however, has not tried the boot from CDR.  We'll try that tonight, I
guess.  We'll see what happens then.

But thanks for all the great suggestions.  As always, you guys rock.

Muchas gracias!

jan

--- "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org> wrote:
> The first thing I always try is resetting the PRAM.  As soon as you
> power-on, press the following keys and hold them down until the OS boots:
> 
>    Apple-Option-P-R
> 
> If that doesn't work, try a boot CD.  Like a recovery CD.  I think Macs
> come with a basic diagnostics utilities on their recovery CD.  To boot off
> a CD, you probably need to press the following button as soon as you
> power-on:
> 
>    c
> 
> Yeah, just "c". ^_^  BTW, DON'T USE THE RECOVERY OPTION ON THE RECOVERY CD
> UNLESS YOU'RE PREPARED TO WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE HARD DRIVE!  You've been
> warned.
> 
> -Mark
> 
> On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Jan W wrote:
> 
> > Hi all:
> >
> > I am a mac-clueless-type, and a friend of mine has a G4 laptop that refuses
> to
> > boot.  He says the problem is with the display, but the LCD is just really
> dim,
> > there are images that come up.
> >
> > The problem:
> >
> > Power up the machine, the little apple comes on screen, with the little
> > spinning icon-thing to let you know it's doing something.  It never boots. 
> He
> > even tried doing an 'option/x' (or maybe it's open-apple/x) to force a
> boot,
> > but no dice.
> >
> > Is he dead in the water, or is there some other thing I can suggest to him?
> >
> > --TIA
> >
> > jan
> >
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